Contact: Rodney Beckhom
Date: December 13, 2012
Phone: (828) 381-7228

Joint Operation Nets Over 50 Drug Traffickers
ALE and Thomasville Police Implement Community Betterment Initiative 

 

RALEIGHThomasville Police Department joined resources with the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement to conduct an undercover operation which targeted drug traffickers throughout Thomasville.  On December 13, 2012, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents and Thomasville police officers arrested dozens of drug dealers and executed 11 search warrants at locations distributing drugs, in Thomasville on Dec. 13.  Large quantities of marijuana and cocaine were confiscated from several locations.

 The four-month undercover operation was a result of citizen complaints about drug networks in the city of Thomasville.  Heroin, opium, cocaine, prescription medications and marijuana were among the illegal substances being distributed.

 This controlled substance investigation was part of ALE's Community Betterment Initiative which identifies communities in North Carolina where citizens are held hostage by drugs, gangs and violence.  This effort involved ALE providing undercover agents to conduct drug transactions with specific targets in the city while working with detectives with the Thomasville Police Department.

  “We are committed to addressing the needs of neighborhoods and communities with proactive, efficient enforcement strategies,” said ALE Director John Ledford.  “No one should ever fear walking outside their own home.”

 Law enforcement agencies are reporting an increasing trend in the illegal sale and abuse of prescription medication. 

 “Thanks to the teamwork and partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, dangerous drug dealers are now behind bars,” said Thomasville Police Chief Jeff Insley.  “Citizens can breathe easier knowing law enforcement is aggressively addressing this criminal element.  We will continue to be vigilant in eliminating any further illegal drug activity.”

 The operation was a cooperative effort that included Davidson County Sheriff's Office, University of North Carolina-Greensboro Police Department, Denton Police Department, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshals Service, N.C. Probation and Parole, N.C. State Revenue, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Enforcement Section and the Davidson County District Attorney's Office.

The following people are charged:

Ron Christopher Gregg
Date of Birth: 5/9/1973
703 Scott Street, Thomasville
Trafficking opium; two counts each of sale, delivery and possession of heroin; sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; possession with intent to sell and distribute prescription pills; three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia;  and two counts of maintaining a vehicle (for the sale of drugs)

Edward Frank McCormick
Date of Birth: 3/26/1935
828 Bowerwood Drive, Thomasville
Two counts of sale, delivery and possession of cocaine; maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs); Sexual battery.

Jonathan Craven Fordham
Date of Birth: 4/7/1990
805 Martin Luther King Drive Apt A, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts each charge)

John Russell Burton
Date of Birth: 12/14/1960
812 Bowerwood Drive, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

Antoine Earl Clay
Date of Birth: 4/21/1967
808-B Douglas Drive, Thomasville
Sale, delivery, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

Toma Dewayne Anderson
Date of Birth: 2/22/1974
199 Sheppard Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of cocaine; possession of drug paraphernalia; maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

Kristopher Brittany Andrews
Date of Birth: 6/12/1994
204 Buckingham Lane, Thomasville
Six counts of trafficking opium; two counts each of sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia

Marquis Bennett
Date of Birth: 9/8/1974
1011 Caraway Court, Greensboro
Sale, delivery and possession of cocaine

Yvette Helena Carolina
Date of Birth: 10/12/1984
511 Lincoln Street, Thomasville
Six counts of trafficking opium; two counts each of sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

Mark Durant Cottingham
Date of Birth: 7/10/1982
128 Albertson Road, Thomasville
Three counts of trafficking opium; sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; and possession of drug paraphernalia

Jamie Faye Dameron
Date of Birth: 3/29/1978
301 Taylor Street, Thomasville
Three counts of trafficking opium; sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

Danina Lee Myers
Date of Birth: 8/12/1982
3 Stones Throw, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; sale, delivery and possession of prescription medication

Eugene Beverly
Date of Birth: 12/22/1972
507 Hasty School Road, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs); possession of a firearm by a felon

Albert Demorris Ervin
Date of Birth: 11/21/1978
829 Mary James Avenue, Thomasville
Three counts of trafficking opium; sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; sale, delivery and possession of marijuana;  two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; and maintaining a vehicle (for the sale of drugs)

Jessica Palmer Farthing
Date of Birth: 1/24/1986
54 Jamacia Drive, Lexington
Sale, delivery Schedule II, possession of Schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia

Ezekiel Elijah Gamble
Date of Birth: 5/11/1993
722-D1 Salem Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia

Billy George Flynt
Date of Birth: 5/9/1960
1125-A W Holly Hill Road, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs); False use of electronic food EBT card.

Garrick Devon Terry
Date of Birth: 8/19/1992
19 5th Avenue, Thomasville
Sale, delivery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Tristan Gill
Date of Birth: 5/27/1986
299 Winston Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle (for the sale of drugs) (two counts each charge)

Jewell Faye Irick
Date of Birth: 5/23/1960
301 Taylor Street, Thomasville
Three counts of trafficking opium; sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

Jamella Marshe Carolina
Date of Birth: 6/2/1988
511 Lincoln Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of ecstasy; possession of drug paraphernalia; and maintaining a vehicle (for the sale of drugs)

Richard Lee Jordan
Date of Birth: 11/23/1969
806 Ray Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

Jovan Tiwan Williams
Date of Birth: 5/15/1983
119 Council Street, Thomasville
Manufacture, sale and delivery of marijuana; possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; and one charge of resist, delay and obstruct

Marilyn Louise Jones
Date of Birth: 8/21/1966
1002-A Doak Court, Thomasville
Three counts of trafficking opium; sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; and possession of drug paraphernalia

Gordon McDowell
Date of Birth: 9/13/1973
602 Julian Avenue, Thomasville
Three counts of trafficking in opium, sell and deliver Schedule II prescription medication, possession of Schedule II

Michael Anthony Thomas
Date of Birth: 1/8/1986
19 5th Avenue, Thomasville
Sale, delivery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Thomas Lamont Ratcliff
Date of Birth: 7/21/1976
150 Sheppard Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

William Ray Johnson
Date of Birth: 4/27/1948
109 College Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of cocaine

Rayshun Edward Terry
Date of Birth: 2/27/1981
19 Fifth Avenue, Thomasville
Sale, delivery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Christopher Delaine Richbourg III
Date of Birth: 8/12/1986
319-B Winston Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; sale, delivery and possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of and maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

Brandon Mitchell Setzer
Date of Birth: 5/5/1984
819 Mary James Avenue, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of cocaine and sale, delivery, possession of marijuana, and (two counts) possession of paraphernalia

Shamari Austin Burton
Date of Birth: 8/7/1995
120 Pineywood Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts each)

Rolando Hernandez Silva
Date of Birth: 12/22/1992
807 Barnwell Street, Thomasville
Sell and deliver Schedule II, possession Schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance

Stanchez Dernarious Dallas
Date of Birth: 1/7/1982
400-E West Holly Hill Road, Thomasville
Sale, delivery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Tony Ray Thorne Jr
Date of Birth: 5/16/1990
2205 Sunderland Road, Winston-Salem
Sale, delivery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Jaquail Devon Townsend
Date of Birth: 1/8/1994
111 South Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts each charge)

Gary Michael Younts
Date of Birth: 8/17/1964
503 Oak Knoll Drive, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; drug paraphernalia; maintaining a vehicle (for the sale of drugs)

Arnold Gregory Harris, Jr.
Date of Birth: 2/15/1982
204 Church Street, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of marijuana, maintaining a dwelling

Barbara Delane Walker
Date of Birth: 10/12/1984
711 Lexington Avenue, Thomasville
Three counts of trafficking opium; sale, delivery and possession of cocaine and illegal prescription pills; possession of drug paraphernalia; and maintaining a vehicle (for the sale of drugs)

Jay Patrick Henderson Jr
Date of Birth: 5/16/1986
118 Highland Avenue, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia

Jeremiah O'Toole Wilson
Date of Birth: 1/30/1984
924 Culbreth Avenue, Thomasville
Possession of Schedule II, possession of Schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia

Jamal Dishon Baxter
Date of Birth: 2/23/1986
300 Old Lexington Road, Thomasville
Sale, delivery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Earl Lamar Harrison
Date of Birth: 11/17/1987
320 Memorial Park Drive, Thomasville   
Two counts each of sale, delivery, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

Michael Lorenzo Brown
Date of Birth: 2/11/1974
134 Pineywood Road, Thomasville
Trafficking opium; sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle (for the sale of drugs)

Jerrod Quintele Stukes
Date of Birth: 4/29/1986
102 South Street, Thomasville
Three counts of trafficking opium; sale, delivery and possession of cocaine and illegal pills; possession of drug paraphernalia; conspiracy to create, sell, deliver, possession at a school

James Lamar Williams
Date of Birth: 3/13/1979
111 Parkdale Drive, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of cocaine and marijuana; two counts of  possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

Lisa Leahy Beverly
Date of Birth: 1/19/1963
507 Hasty School Road, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; maintaining a dwelling (for the sale of drugs)

Kevin Lee Brunson
Date of Birth: 8/22/1980
496 Black Lake Road, Thomasville
Sale, delivery and possession of illegal pills; drug paraphernalia; maintaining a vehicle (for the sale of drugs)

Lonnie Ray Montford, III
Date of Birth: 2/24/1980
511 Lincoln Street, Thomasville
Possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia

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